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Tiny Pirate Papers Amid
Blackbeard's Sunken Treasure

Researchers, divers and art conservators—including a team from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation—have discovered and analyzed paper fragments retrieved from the shipwreck North Carolina archaeologists say is the Queen Anne's Revenge, flagship of an 18th-century pirate whose name sent a chill into the bone marrow of anyone whose path might cross his.

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Detecting Hidden Threats

Left to right, graduate student Wayne Treible, computer and information sciences professor Chandra Kambhamettu, and postdoctoral fellow Philip Saponaro show the virtual reality technology they are refining.


Detecting Hidden Threats

Soldiers in combat have to constantly scan their surroundings for improvised explosive devices (IEDs), a signature weapon of modern warfare. These homemade bombs are often hidden—nestled in bushes, buried underground, or sometimes stuffed inside other objects. Now, a research group at the University of Delaware is developing technology to detect explosive devices from a distance.

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Did you know? UD's Office fo Economic Innovation and Partnerships reported 32 Licensing Agreements signed and 17 Startups formed since 2014.
News Briefs & Coming Events

ACCEL Community Research Exchange Conference
7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.,
Clayton Hall
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NSF CISE CAREER Workshop 2018
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.,
Alexandria, VA
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NIH 101 Workshop
2 - 3:00 p.m.,
Clayton Hall



Developing Your Scholarly Research Presence Online
2 - 3:30 p.m.,
114 Morris Library
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More information
to come.


Recent Award Recipients
Eleftherios (Terry) Papoutsakis

Papoutsakis elected to National Academy of Engineering

Jaclyn Schwarz

Schwarz named Delaware Neuroscientist of the Year

Meredith Kurz

Kurz selected for prestigious Knauss Fellowship

John Slater

Slater recognized as 'Rising Star'

Daniel Weile

Weile named IEEE Fellow

Daniel Weile

Ebrahimi selected as 2018 Cross Scholar

Recently Funded Projects

Global Impact of Asian Aesthetics on American Art and Material Culture Symposium and Workshop Vimalin Rujivacharakul Terra Foundation for American Art $ 36,551
Global Dynamics Approach to Gap Leaping and Loop Current Systems Joseph Kuehl National Science Foundation $ 279,476
Optimizing Rice Residue Biochar and Water Management to Improve Rice Yield and Decrease Uptake of Toxic Metal(Loid)s Angelia Seyfferth U.S. Department of Agriculture $ 336,633
Mechanism and Function of TMEM14 Proteins in Vertebrate Heme Synthesis Yvette Yien National Institutes of Health $ 474,660
The Library and Archives Conservation Education (LACE) Consortium Program Debra Hess Norris Mellon Foundation $ 597,935
Research-PGR: Functional Genomics of Beneficial Legume-Microbe Interactions Janine Sherrier Samuel Robert Noble Foundation $ 696,284
The Relation of Altered Pain Processing to Impact Loading and Response to a Gait Retraining Treatment in Knee Osteoarthritis Joshua Stefanik National Institutes of Health $ 873,470
Assessing the Ecological Effectiveness of Hurricane Sandy Marsh Restoration Activities Regionwide Greg Shriver U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service $ 2,463,814
Listing of Funded Projects
Funding Opportunities

RWJF Opioid Challenge

Deadline: March 22, 2018

Women and Minorities in STEM Fields

$100,000 | Deadline: March 28, 2018

Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM)

$650,000 – $5,000,000 | Deadline: March 28, 2018
UD Internal Deadline: March, 1, 2018

NEH Fellowships

$30,000 – $60,000 | Deadline: April 11, 2018

Mechanisms of Alcohol Tolerance
(R21/R33- Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

R21 – $275,000; R33 – $1,500,000 |
June 16, 2018

Computational and Data-Enabled
Science and Engineering (CDS&E)

Varies by Directorate | Deadline:
August 31 - December 6, 2018 depending on Directorate

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program

$400,000 – $500,000 | Deadline:
July 18 - July 20, 2018 depending on Directorate

AccelCollaborative Travel Grants

$10,000 | Deadline: Rolling submission

David Weir

David Weir to Step Down

After a distinguished 20-year career at the University of Delaware, David Weir has announced his plans to step down as director of the Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships (OEIP). The University will launch a national search to find a successor.

“David Weir’s impact on the University of Delaware and the state of Delaware is multifaceted,” said Charlie Riordan, vice president for research, scholarship and innovation. “He has been a driving force in the advancement of the University’s role in science and technology innovation critical to economic development. We are deeply grateful for his leadership and commitment to bringing ideas to practice.”

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For Research Administrators
Welcome New Team Members!
It is with great pleasure that we introduce two new team members;
Andrew Dell and Adrienne Woodbury as Sponsored Research Accountants.

Andrew Dell comes to us from the Northern Arizona Council of Governments in Flagstaff, Arizona, with over 10 years of post-award experience. Adrienne Woodbury comes to us with over eight years of post-award experience at various nonprofit organizations.

Please join us in giving these new colleagues a warm welcome.


Post-Award Team Assignments Change
Effective March 1, the Sponsored Research Accountants (SRAs) and billing/invoicing specialists will transition from sponsor to department-based award assignments to manage the post-award administration of a campus unit's sponsored programs.

The Research Office's Departmental Staff Directory has been updated to reflect assigned SRAs for each unit.

Contact us at if you have any questions.

Staff Directory


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